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Writing and Finding Dissertations and Theses: Getting Started

Includes and information about how to find dissertations and theses, as well as the writing and research process for your end-of-program major writing projects, including dissertations, theses, Social Work research projects, and more.



Welcome researchers! Are you starting work on a dissertation and not sure where to begin?

Don't panic; we're here to help! 
Check out the various resources on this guide for help every step along the way.  

Where to Look?

Working with Dissertations and Theses requires three main elements: 

  1. Preparation - compiling your research and staying up-to-date within your topic area
  2. Finding other Dissertations and Theses - use these for examples, etc. 
  3. Formatting and Actual Writing - how do I actually arrange the page or publish my Dissertation? 

This guide has been broken into sections in order to help you with each of these areas.  Please don't hesitate to contact either the Graduate Writing Center or the Library for more help in any area!

6 steps to completing your dissertation(source)

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